About Liqueurs from Martinique

About Liqueurs from Martinique
The leading spirit in Martinique is rum; made from cane juice; it is known as Rhum Martinique Agricole. There are blanc (white), "élevé sus bois" (cask aged) and "vieux"(extra aged) versions. Minimum alcohol level is 40%. Older Martinique rums, aged six years or longer, are deep amber or bronze in color and offer notes of brown sugar, caramelized nuts, coconut and meringue; medium to full-bodied, these rums have a long finish with notes of tobacco and brown spices. They are priced from $25 to $60, a result of their quality as well as their limited production.

Top Picks for Martinique


J.M. Shrubb Liqueur dOrange
92 points
Dull amber color. Aromas of freshly peeled orange and cinnamon with a glycerous, bright, sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-length allspice, vanilla, eucalyptus, and honey finish. A complex, spicy orange liqueur that will dress up margaritas and sidecars.
92 points $34.99
Rhum Clément Creole Shrubb Liqueur
92 points
Light gold color. Bold, citrusy aromas of orange chutney and peppery spices with a silky, tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, distinctive, medium-long praline and herbs and spices finish. A superb orange liqueur with great vibrancy and texture for cocktails.
92 points $29.95
Rhum Clément Mahina Coco Liqueur
84 points
Clear color. Lively, floral, citrusy fruity aromas of coconut oil and flakes, powdered milk, chalk eraser, and rice flour with a creamy, crisp, very sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length cane sugar syrup, river water, and gravel finish. A very sweet and sugary coconut liqueur for cocktails.
84 points $24.99